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Notebook: Gerhart has first workhorse workout

Toby Gerhart (Ezra Shaw/Getty)

Toby Gerhart wasn't flashy, but he was effective after Adrian Peterson went down with an ankle injury. Gerhart provided valuable first downs late in the game and had personal bests in carries and yards. See what Leslie Frazier and Brett Favre had to say about Gerhart, and get more than two dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.

Vikings fans gave a collective gasp when they saw running back Adrian Peterson limp off the field with 10 minutes to play in the first half of Sunday's 17-13 win over the Washington Redskins. Peterson was off to strong start, rushing six times for 36 yards and a touchdown, but despite getting his ankle taped on the sidelines and looking as if he might return to the lineup, he remained out... Recommended Stories